Silver Heart hairpin, Mexican Milagro Heart
This beautiful hair pin is silver 925. I was inspired in Mexican hearts, those “milagros´s hearts” that have been inspiring so many Mexican jewellers and collectors.
This is 6 cm- 2.36 inches long. Heart is 1.5 cm- 0.51″ wide.
What is a milagro?
Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes or promesas) are religious folk charms, traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico and Latin America. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship, and they are often purchased in churches and cathedrals.
Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from many different materials, depending on local customs, they might be nearly flat or fully three-dimensional; and they can be constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone, or wax. In Spanish, the word milagro literally means miracle.
This beautiful heart pin is unique and has been made by hand in repousé technique.